January 28, 2009 - Msg 69787: POSSUM: They work for charging my razor.

ROMEENA: I bet you like the hammer dulcimer, too ;).


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69788: How do you like that? A razor sharp wit AND I do corners.

Okay, well, I do corners.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69789: Hey Spot (and any other Southern rock fans): Billy Powell,who was the piano player for Lynyrd Skynyrd passed away last night at age 56. Boy, remember how wonderfully he played that part during "Free Bird"? Man,oh man.
Rest in Peace.
possum again

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69790: Hammered dulcimer is much better than pan flute. Pan flute is elevator music in it's purest form. Dulcimer is folksy. I'm going to youtube to look for Zamfir....


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69791: He's there, Possum....Zamfir is THERE!! Still playing the same music as in the commercial, too.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69792:
Yes MT, I will go along with you on the corners! ha

Barn: Well, I am a public servant, and YOU are a very cute public."

have a good day all you honeys and dears.

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69793: Ha! You beat me to Zamfir,Boo! I'm heading over to YouTube.I need to hear "Free Bird" too. Boy,that brings me lots of youthful memories- listening to Skynyrd. Zamfir & Skynyrd-what a combo!

possum again

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69794: You guys are reminding me of that SNL sketch where they recreate Blue Oyster Cult's "Fear the Reaper" session. Christopher Walken is too funny: "I got a fever, and the cure is MORE COWBELL!"

MDC: Did you hear about the pope's recent rescinding of the excommunication of the four bishops? From the surface it seems like a really strange thing to do. I thought you'd might have some inside insights.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69795: By the way, I seriously doubt Zamfir's claim to have sold more albums than Elvis and the Beatles combined. Unless his mother was buying them.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69796: I mean, he ain't no Leonard Blush or Bobby Fleet.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69797: Me-They, I love the story about the stealers clothes!Possum, my oldest daughter told me about some of that anti-spyware having a virus in it, that's terrible. I don't know a thing about fixing a computer either, I sure hope what you did fixed your problem.Spot, you ready to watch the big game? Got your terrible towel out?-ky girl

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69798: me- they, he might have sold more than Elvis and the beatles in say Russia or something-ky girl

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69799: Hey yall..and yea Possum i heard about Billy on the way to work.....let me get logged in here and I will be back...SPOT

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69800: KY GIRL: Da.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69801:
Ky girl, Tom, Spot, I'd get into a little wager
with ya all but I remembered how i got caught in the middle of that Pearson Sweet Shop scandal!
I was the peppermint suppler and they accused
me of runnin' a fixed peppermint game. haha
Then ya all bought those business cards that I made with the
green ink, and I also went to the second
barber that Floyd hired, so my rep is pretty well shot! haha
God bless ya!
Prayers for Rev.
silly MDC

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69802: nynt

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69803: Does "da" mean "yes in Russian or something, Me-T? I loved that "cowbell" sketch, but the way! Hey, I'll bet it's on Youtube...I'm gonna go look.

You people are very entertaining, and cheap, too (cheap entertainment, that is).

Who does that Zamfir think he is, anyway?!


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69804: Here's a little treat for you (Me-They), if you like Christopher Walken...remember this one?...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM2iUOkKs Hope it works...


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69805: Well, it didn't work...I'll try again later..


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69806:
What didnt work? The bailout plan? haha

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69807: no, the link I posted...hehe. It was Christopher Walken dancing in a video...really fun to watch.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69808: Hey ky girl..im ready for the game for sure....lets grill steaks tonight...SPOT

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69809: Referring back to my MSG 69785 where I mentioned how y'all find everything on YouTube from "Convoy" to Zamfir, I said " I'm scared of what's coming next! Ha!"
Yep,I had reason to be- Christopher Walken? Good grief! Freaky looking!! That's one thing I won't be looking for on YouTube-he creeps me out,big time!
Ooh,my skin is crawling just thinking about him.I apologize to his mama,but she's got one freaky looking son!
Computer still acting whacked at startup.I think I'm going to have to go out & buy a good antivirus CD.I had a couple of people tell me they had the same type of problem and that fixed it.
Christopher Walken-ooh. I'd rather spend the night alone in the Remshaw House than look at him!
possum again

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69810: Aw, c'mon...he's not that bad and he sure can dance!


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69811: You can "run with" Christopher Walken,Boo.Or dance with- you can have him! If I wanna dance,I'll ask Sally if I can borrow Al!
possum again

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69812:
Far out, man!

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69813:
I'll run with ya possum, I'm pretty fickle ya know! haha

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69814:
As Barn would say: Tonight Juanita, tomorrow night
Thelma Lou, after that, who knows...

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69815: Well busy here at work...had a pole catch on fire and had to kill about 148 peoples power till we get it changed out...crews working on it now..Possum if mdc want run with ya I can trot kinda fast..can run too well since my wreck a few years ago..all those darn screws plates and rods...steaks were good...yall can have the rest for leftovers..slice thin and heat for steak samaches tomorrow...well let me get back to this phone..Sarah cant handle all the calls herself..has anyone heard from Rev?..would e-mail him but you know if he dont have service that want do no good..hey Romeena,Mavis,auh20,Tom,Thomas and my buddy Asa...ok to the phones and dealing with these consumers!....prayers,SPOT

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69816: Well MDC, regarding that Pearsons Sweet Shop scandal I'm sorry you got caught in the middle of it; but you've got to admit the whole thing was fishy. I mean, Gomer got 10 peppermints with all white centers. He buys a dozen more, same thing, all white centers. Not a single pink or green center. It was a fixed contest, no doubt about it. That one was right up there with the famous drinking fountain scandal. (Somebody tried to cover that one up, but Floyd still remembers it).
Thanks for the prayers about my job. As of today, I'm still working! The sad thing is, if it did happen, there's just no jobs. Not even fast food places are hiring. I suppose it's the same in the rest of the country, but it's sure scary.

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69817: Hey Y'all,
Thank you for your prayers over my court situation. I was a nervous wreck but it is over. It turned out okay. So, thank you!

Okay, so far I'm seeing Christopher Walkin and Boo dancing and Barn out with Juanita, and a sweet shop scandal. Man, have I been gone too long! Y'all are funny.

I'll be back hopefully tomorrow. I just wanted to thank y'all.

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69818: Just wanted to check in and let you all know that I'm still around. Sounds like you all have been having quite a time. My prayers go out to all of you needing them in regards to family issues, job issues, etc. Just 'cause I ain't around doesn't mean you folks are forgotten.

Wanted to ask for prayers for my family as well. My 95 yo grandma had a stroke yesterday morning and cat scan reveals immense damage to one side of my grandma's brain. She was only slightly responsive and medication was being given to basically keep her heart going. As of 7:30 pm central time, my dad and his brothers had the Doc pull her off the heart medication(?) and she has a DNR order. So please pray for a peaceful passing for my grandma and peace for my dad and his 2 brothers as there has been some difficulties between the brothers over the last couple of years. Thanks folks.

Well, ya'll take care. I'll check in when I can...and GO CARDINALS!!! ; )

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69819:
AFD- Prayers for your family.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69820: Prayers goin up for your family AFD.-ky girl

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69821: I just had a chance to read the other posts, and Boo that Christopher Walken is one creepy looking guy. I think I'll dance with Mr. Shwump instead.But, about MDC being fickle, I'm just repeatin what he said, I'm not carryin tales!I'll tell ya the Mayberry after Midnight column is going to be juicy this week!Spot, that steak was delicious, thanks for the supper.Well, think I'll go peek out the window and see who all I see sneaking off to Morelli's tonight-ky girl

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69822: Well Possum, what I was really referring to is a video that Walken made several years ago for a song called, "Weapon of Choice", by Fatboy Slim (?) I think that's right. Anyway, his dancing is pretty cool because it is really him doing the dancing...I think the song is not a good one, the lyrics may not be good, but I don't remember. Walken is really an interesting guy because he can act (drama and comedy), dance well, and sing. I guess that is why he got so far, despite his unusual looks (I prefer to say "unusual"..I don't see him as creepy, especially after seeing him on SNL. I think he is hilarious).

You're right, Hazel, these are hard times for alot of families and it is getting bad down here, too. I have two good friends who could very well lose their car dealerships soon. I hate to see that happen and I wonder what they will do.

Better get ready for bed. I am pretty tired.


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69823: Good evening my friends. I too heard about Billy this morning, I've not really gotten into it much on here, but I've been a Skynyrd fan for several years now and seen them nearly 20 times. I had the honor of meeting Billy several years ago and this has just broken my heart. Please keep his family and the band in your prayers--Salty Dog

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69824:
Hey Folks

Spot-You working tonight buddy?

Lynyrd Skynyrd... now there's a name from the past.

Me-They I cringe at the thought of the President and Congress doing anything to help, government got us into this mess. $825 billion dollars? There really is a Santa Claus!

MDC-You're right about the "snowball effect." The way both Parties ran around screaming last October was pretty embarrassing. We need a leader who believes in the country more than himself.

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves." Ronald Reagan


January 28, 2009 - Msg 69825: Greetings from Canada. It has been a month or two since I last posted.

AFD, sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'll say a prayer for her.

Christopher Walken ... from his past work, I associate him with bad guys. But on Saturday Night Live, he sure has a great sense of humor.

from Poor Horatio

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69826: Possum, if your computer is still ailing, you can check out

They helped me out when I had some trojan horse virus a few months ago. It can take a couple weeks before anything is done with your post, but they will help you get it cleaned up.

You'll have to register to post there, and they will probably have you download Hijackthis and post a log from that so they can see anything that is not supposed to be on your computer.

One of the things they had me download to help keep my system cleaned up, is http://www.ccleaner.com/ if you want to try that.
That gets rid of a whole mess of junk that gets in your computer that doesn't need to be there.

What anti-virus are you using, anyway?

If you have any questions about any of the things I talked about above, just let me know. I hate viruses. I think the people who create them and turn them loose ought to get life in prison for all the trouble they make good people go through to get rid of and stay rid of them.

Boo, are you referring to the "mustache" skit on SNL with Walken in it? :)

That's sad about your grandma, AFD. Prayers for her and for your family.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 28, 2009 - Msg 69827: Well hello, Poor Horatio! How are things going with you?

-Sterling Holobyte

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69828: Wow Salty I too am a big Skynyrd fan got everything they have done Rossington Collins band also and 38 special...saw them some too...prayers AFD..auh20 im here all night at work..then 16 tomorrow and friday also...then off for a few...well let me get some reports ran..hey possum,sterling,Romeena,Mavis yall get movied?...well will be back with a snack in a bit....SPOT

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69829: Loved your post, Auh2o.

AFD, so sad about your grandmother. Prayers for your dad and his siblings (and you), and for a peaceful passing for grandmother (straight into the arms of Jesus).

Hey ther Poor Horatio! Come back more often and let us know how you are doing.

No, Sterling, I was referring to the "More Cowbell" thing and some others I briefly recall...I don't remember the mustache one...refresh my memory.

Better get Erin off to school.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69830: Good morning, porch. It's 26 degrees here, foggy, and icy. So what am I doing this morning? Driving to the hospital for a one-hour class on using the portable defibrillator, which is part of the CPR class I just got recertified on about three months ago. Don't ask me why, I just do as I'm told. No one but hospital administration would set up classes in something we've already been trained for, fifteen people in each class, starting hourly all day, and pay us each an average of $35 for that hour. Believe me, if I have a wreck on that ice, $35 isn't going to cover the $200 deductible for my car, and it definitely won't cool my anger.

I don't know if it's the same with hospitals nationwide, but mine is just going nuts with certifications, recertifications, inservices, and one requirement after another. It's like being pecked to death by a chicken. We have Skills Day, and Safety Day. We have online courses - one a month - which we must complete and pass the test. Naturally, there's CPR certification, which I understand. Then in our department we have Neonatal Resuscitation. I just attended a two-day seminar on interpretation of labor monitor strips, and I don't work in Labor & Delivery, I'm in postpartum. We do have antepartum patients, but when we put them on monitors for any reason, we notify L&D and they watch the strips on their screens. No action is ever based on what we might think we see on those strips, and shouldn't be.

Oh well, enough griping. I've got to go get dressed - have to be there by 0900, so will leave around 0830. That should be sufficient for what is usually a ten-minute drive.

Yes, Me-They, I do like the hammered dulcimer. I like the mountain dulcimer as well, in fact I own one. Can't really play it, but I like to plink around on it at times, when there's no one here. I play the piano a little too, but only for myself and Toye Starr. I have a nice piano which my husband bought for me many years ago. Just had it tuned a while back, and it still has a pretty voice.

Well, off I go. Gonna take it reeaaal slow on that ice, staying on neighborhood streets, not going to get on the highway. People around here drive like idiots on ice. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69831: Oh, and AFD, I'm sorry about your dear granny, and praying for a sweet transition into Glory. The passing of a child of God should be viewed with joy, but the human side of us finds it difficult to accept that.

PH, you are missed, my friend. Please don't make yourself so scarce. --Romeena

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69832: Good morning everyone. There’s a three inch layer of snow and ice on the ground today. Sure is pretty but don’t try and walk on it. It’s in the 20s now but is supposed to get to 40 today so hopefully much will melt. Of course, all that melting today will refreeze overnight and start the whole mess over tomorrow.

HORATIO: Great to hear from you! Stop by more often.

AFD: Good to hear from you, too. Prayers for your grandmom.

BOO: I used to think Christopher Walken was really creepy when I was a kid. Since he has appeared so often on SNL, though, now I can’t take him seriously as a “bad guy.” Go figure. Remember “The Continental” sketches? Too funny! “How about a glass of champag-na?” He is a very good actor, though. He was great in “Catch Me if You Can.” And I know he could take Zamfir in a fight.

ROMEENA: On vacation several years back (at Chincoteague). There hadn’t been much on the radio and I had forgotten to bring the CD case. We were in a store (and there ain’t but a few on the island) and happened to see CDs for sale. I looked through them, and there wasn’t much, but I did see a 70s compilation CD for $3 that had a bunch of old songs I like on it so I bought it. I should have examined it a little closer. It had all those songs alright—as instrumentals. Guess what the instrument was? Hammer dulcimer. A whole album of 70s pop as played on the hammer dulcimer. Talk about disappointed. “Philadelphia Freedom” was not meant to be played on the hammer dulcimer.

POSSUM: I was never a great Skynyrd fan, though I did like their "hits." However, 38 Special hit big when I was in high school and I had their first album.

AUH2O: And not a cent for me!

Well, I’d better get to work. I’ll stop back later.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69833: Zamfir, Christopher Walken, and Gommer are in this boat, see...


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69834: I hear ya, Ro. The reason for so many classes and certifications is because the administrators have nothing better to do. We used to call them "lunch ladies" because they would sometimes stroll through the nurses station in their suits and high heels on their way to lunch while the rest of us were dying on the vine without lunch or breaks because of the shortage of staff. They would never consider breaking a nail to help out. Used to make me angry. I worked many a shift without a break or lunch because if I so much as stopped to take a potty break someone might have a crises. Nobody ever offered to sit at the desk and keep on eye on the monitors so we could take a break, but they sure came up with enough inservices and pressured us about certifications. No clue of what it was like to actually work and no understanding about what was practical.

What a thought...hilarious mental picture, Me-They (Walken taking Zamfir in a fight)! Hilarious about the instrumental tape, too...I can certainly understand your sentiments on that one...eww.

I heard this joke from Christopher Walken, himself: He was in a barroom and asked someone, "What's the difference between this room we are in, and an elephant toot (I won't use the word he used)?"...answer: "This is a barroom, an elephant toot is a BAROOM!". hehe


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69835: needs more cowbell

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69836:
AFD- i hope your grandma knew the Lord.
If you have a chance, pray with her at her bedside as she may hear you and pray along with you in her mind. My prayers are with you all.

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69837: Hey Y'all. Kinda skimmed over all the posts-keeping Laci and really can't spend much time online.Too busy to run with either MDC or Spot right now,but hold that thought-ha!
Thank you Sterling for all the computer info. Will try it,but might not get to it until the weekend,since I'm babysitting.Thank you again for the advice.Took 3 tries to boot up computer just now!
Salty,yeah,we lost a talented man.You were lucky to have met Billy Powell.Prayers for the band & his family & fans.
AFD, God Bless your family.My prayers are with you.
Gotta go. I'll be back when I can.Love to all.
P.S. Boo,I'll concede that Christopher Walken can dance.But I still ain't dancing with him!

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69838:
possum-I have a Skynyrd story for ya. I can remember sometime back in 1970 something, I bought (or at least I thought I did) the Joe Walsh album, "The Smoker you Drink the Player You Get." When I got home and took the album out of the bag I found the Skynyrd album, I think it was called, "Pronounced Lynyrd Skynyrd" (is that right)inside. I don't know how the mix-up happened but I listened to the album, liked it a lot, and decided to keep it. I did by the Walsh album later. Ok, it's not a great story but it's all I got.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69839: I liked it.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69840: I just received some news from my boss that foreshadows a "rocking of my world," and not in a good way, in the very near future. He's taking another job and that will have a likely negative impact on both my workload and possiobly my long-term employment situation. Add me to the prayer list, please.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69841:
M-T-- you are on it, you bet.
Hang in there all. The Phoenix area was booming with home-building thru 2006, then it all went bust in about a month's time. Several home builders went south and now it is basically at a standstill. When very few homes are built, it affects makers of appliances, furniture etc, and that is only one segment of all that is happening today. Many prayers daily for the whole situation.
Gomer: Is she pretty?
Andy: She's nice.
Barney: She's REAL nice.

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69842: Gome?

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69843: Wow love the old time talk....slow now here at work...has been busy...M-T will pray for you job situation..hey possum,Romeena,Boo the album story is neat?...Mavis check in girl...Rev?..Thomas?..Tom?...hey hazel,Asa,auh20,mdc and all....anybody heard from Maude?..I looked back at the pics in the album and people like Irishster have just flew the coop aint they...gizzo does check in some...thats what im gona do read the OLD archives...any left over supper for a stray dog...did not have time to cook...SPOT

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69844: Nope, Spot, I don't have any leftovers, but I'll pick you up a Subway sandwich and bring it to you, okay? I love Subways, especially that Southwest chicken thing, with lots of fixin's and the "sweet onion" dressing. Love that dressing!

Have you and Miss Sherry decided for sure about going on the cruise? I sure do hope so. Gosh, that would be fun!! Eloise and I are sending our money in, a bit at a time. Doesn't hurt much that way, and we have a long time to get it in. Guess we need to make our flight reservations before too long, although they might not even let us book this far in advance.

Well, guess I'll go open a can of soup. Or maybe I'll get me a sandwich when I stop to get yours. (heehee) --Romeena

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69845: Romeena so far we are a go...will probably just book all at one time...and get me a club with extra black olives and lots of mayo.thanks...SPOT

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69846: Prayers for your situation, Me-They.

I need to ask your prayers for a dear friend named Matt. He had a case of pneumonia and went into septic shock. He almost died but they were able to get his pressure up and intubate him. His pressure is stable now and he is response but in ICU on a ventilator. I am very concerned about him and if anything happens to him it will be very hard for me. He and his wife are two friends that have bonded to my heart, if you know what I mean. I love them alot. When I left the ICU this evening, one of the nurses told us that his cariac enzymes were elevated enough to suggest a heart attack, too, but it is too soon to tell. He is my age and too young to die. Please remember him and his wife and daughters in your prayers tonight. When I was driving home from the hospital and feeling so concerned about it, all I could think about was that I wanted to get home and tell my friends on the porch to pray. You are all such a comfort to me. Love you.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69847: sorry, lots of typos...I'm still alittle shook up.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69848:
Boo-You got it buddy! Absolutely, Prayers for Matt and his family. I'm sure the other Prayer Warriors are on the job.


January 29, 2009 - Msg 69849:
Well hello porch family.....I'm back but I'm bushed! Sure missed you folks but you were with me in spirit. The tour went great and the Lord sure moved hearts. That's what it's all about and that's what keeps me on the road all those miles!

Spot....thanks brother for keeping me stocked up with fed-ex lunches.

I haven't had time to read the archives so not sure what all has been going on. I'll read some later but I'm heading to bed.

Boo....I did see the prayer need for your friend Matt and family. Will be praying for them!

You all have a good night's sleep and know that Jesus loves you so much. Prayers for all the porch family.

January 29, 2009 - Msg 69850: Well Hello Brother Rev! and welcome back!..read when ya can..hit the Ro-album for some new pics..barn is about half done..hope to paint and trim next week but we are expecting snow mon and tue...hey auh20...have yall ever seen the movie "Panic Room"?..Jodie Foster?...aint bad got Forest Whitaker in it to...hey you too Boo-Hoo...;)-...well let me get some paper work done....Sub was good Romeena thanks..hey have yall seen the new google street maps?..I pulled lots of your houses up from the Christmas address..go to google-maps type in a address in full, then zoom in and drag the little man on the left and drop on the road..then click on arrows to move and also you can left click and spin...ok...lots of typing for me!...Romeena could even see the building in your back yard!..Rev I dont know which house is yours but WHAT a spread..(some streets want load but most will)...ok...back in a bit....SPOT

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69851:
Hello Rev and welcome home. Glad you've made another safe trip.

Me wife and I are going to Texas tomorrow. Yippee yi yea, we get to be with our grandson for a few days. That's better 'n the Super Bowl.

Alright MDC, here's Gomer's quote towards the end of that episode:
"She's nice. She's REAL NICE!"

Thomas A. M0ody

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69852: Howdy, porch! REV, it's good to have you home. You get some rest now, and then tomorrow we'll all get together and have a gab fest. Glad things went well - God is good.

Folks, I got a call from Dale's family this evening. His youngest brother was taken to the hospital with severe chest pains yesterday. He was kept overnight, then stress-tested today, which he failed badly. They put him on nitro and released him, will call him back in on Monday and do a heart cath to see what's going on. So, what did he do tonight? He went bowling!!! Men! He's the sweetest guy in the world, but I think he has grits for brains. Anyway, please pray for him. I think it should be a double-barreled prayer - for his condition, and for a measure of common sense. His wife just allowed as how she couldn't tell him what to do. Boy, I'd like to try!

Hey, Spot. What building? I went to the site, the house shows up true and clear, but I can't see into the back yard, and there's no building back there. There's a two-story house on the next street, whose roof is visible over my back fence, but I couldn't see it in the picture. Were you looking at the right house? Mine is the one that has the little island out front, with shrubs and a tree in it. Also, there are three white trash bags sitting at the curb, of all things, right beside my driveway.

Well, let me get off this keyboard and get to bed. Be blessed, all. --Romeena

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69853: Ok Romeena I dont know where I got the building from..must have been somebodys house but yea I had the right one...trash bags at curb on the left..hee hee..local.live is another site where you can do the same thing but use the GOOD satellite shots from over head....but anyway its fun just to travel around...went to Australia on the google one last night and looked at the coast and it sure is pretty....ok snack time..cpt crunch and whole milk!....back in a bit...SPOT

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69854: Prayers for Matt and his family, (and you as well, Boo), for your BIL, Ro, and for your situation at work, M-T.

Just wanted to thank you all for the prayers and let you know how much they mean to me. Here's an update. My dad and uncles did not have the doc take the IV out last night. My oldest uncle seems to be taking this kind of hard (understandably), and is doing everything he can to keep them from letting my grandma go. They are now waiting on my cousin (his daughter) to come from Tennessee to see grandma before she passes. My oldest uncle is not saved and my folks believe he is afraid of dying himself, so that may be why he is so reticent to taking her off the IV. So we're still in the waiting game, and I just pray my grandma's body doesn't suffer. MDC, yes my grandma asked Jesus into her heart almost 20 years ago, and she had a Catholic upbringing. My mom relayed something from the hospital that happened Tuesday evening. Although she was pretty doped up, and with all the damage to her brain, my dad said he could hear her praying and could understand what she was saying. So her spirit was still there communing with God. Not long after, he said, she started rubbing my dad's cheeks, which had a bit of stubble on them, and he believes she was thinking he was her husband (who always had "whiskers") who passed on in 1992. Then he said she got real still and hasn't really moved (other than the nervous system twitching and such) since. He felt that that was when my grandma's spirit went to heaven, and now only her body remains (being kept here by meds). Hope all that made sense.

Good to see you, PH, and Rev, welcome back.

Enjoy that time with your grandbaby, Thomas A!

What is it about that google earth and trash day! My trash can is sitting out by the curb in my street view too. Go figure. Evie likes looking at street view, since you can see people in their cars or walking down the street up close.

Your weather sounds a bit like ours, M-T. Evie's been out of school since Tuesday. The sad part is our roads are great here in our neighborhood. The school district, though, includes parts of three different counties. Our county is the only one with paved road outside the city limits, so school gets called off for everyone even though our roads aren't bad.

Well, I guess I better head to bed. Hugs and prayers all. TGIF!

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69855: Thoughts and prayers AFD...Romeena dont work to hard tonight..I will be back today at 2 for 16 more then off for a few...and will check out the Cruise situation....get up possum lets you and Asa take everyong to Shoney"s b-bar...they got something for everyone...hopw yall have a blessed mayberry day and find Maude ok...im gona go home and snooze for a bit and will be back at about 2 or so....Boo you and Mavis stop and get me a newspaper for b-fast ok...I will give you the money back...SPOT

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69856: Mornin Porch Friends.Possum, thank you for sending me the x-mas card, I enjoyed it.I didn't realize my name and address weren't on the card list, I asked for it to be, and, I received the card list from Romeena.Oh well, it doesn't matter now,just glad to hear from you!Rev, glad to hear from you. Well,I'm gonna see if I can find something on T.v. to watch, take care friends-ky girl

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69857: Welcome home, REV...it is really wonderful to have you back. Thanks so much for your prayers (I missed you evening benedictions). Thanks to each of you for your prayers. I am feeling better this morning. I think I was especially shook up last evening because Matt is in the same ICU that Karen was in when she passed away and it made me re-live some painful emotions. Things seem much better after some sleep.

Prayers for Dale's brother, Romeena. For healing and common sense! ;)

Thank you AFD, for sharing that very touching testimony concerning your grandmother. As hard as it is, what a comfort it must have been to know that she was still able to commune with the Lord the way she did. Really, it brought tears to my eyes. The Lord is always with us, isn't he? I feel very sorry for your oldest uncle and pray that he will open his heart to Jesus. It must be so hard for him. I do know what you mean about a person's spirit going on to be with the Lord and only the shell remaining. You just "know", somehow.

Hey Thomas A, you comin' ta Texas, Boy? Enjoy your visit to the Promised Land...where will you be, exactly?

SPOT, did you see my house and the bar across the street? haha....just lovely.

I thought I sent you a christmas card, KYGirl...maybe I just imagined it?

Better go get Erin going.


January 30, 2009 - Msg 69858: Boo, we are going to Mt. Pleasant which is about 45 minutes Texas side of Texarkana.
Thanks for asking, and everyone have a MAYBERRY weekend.

Thomas A. Moody

P.S. Ro, I may have to bring back a pic of that grandbaby if that's okay.

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69859: Hi All.
Just a snowingday here.
Not like this pass week all the rain, snow, cold and ice and just two days it was warm.

Come now, my Lord, and comort me,
The lightless night is here.
Oh, take my hand and chase away
The shadowed wings of fear!
Now while I walk the dark unknown,
Be ever close and near.
Oh, comfort me, love of my life,
My Jesus sweet and dear!

:) TOM

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69860: Good morning, porch! Thomas A., you get that picture of that grandbaby to me, and I'll get it in the album. We'd love to see that little Texan.

Ky girl, my sincere apologies. I don't know what happened. I kept the emails from each one, permitting their address to be on the list, and sure enough, there's one from you, big as life. How I missed getting it on the list, I don't know. Obviously I knew I had the email, because I moved it into that "snail mail" folder. Somehow, I just missed getting the address on the list, and I'm sorry. I've kept the list, your name is on it now, and will send it around again next year if everyone wants it. Like Boo, I would have sworn up and down that I sent you a card! I think I'd better go check my hair for moth eggs, I think I'm going crazy!

On that Google map thing, can you imagine the effort and man hours it must take to produce that thing? The overhead one I can understand a little better, because they can cover a wide area at a time, but the street view? There are teams out there with cameras, driving up and down every street in the country (the free world?) filming as they go, and they're getting both sides of the street! What a project! Sharp, clear pictures, too. My parents wouldn't believe it. Ha! Neither do I, but there it is. Good grief!

AFD, we're praying for your little granny, and for the family as well. What's happening is so typical. It's not at all unusual for an unsaved member of a family to fight efforts to let a person go peacefully. The reason is obvious - no hope. In your uncle's mind, his mother is going to some unknown place, or into total oblivion, and he can't accept that. In my seventeen years experience on the medical floors, I saw that scenario hundreds of times. It extends to the doctors, too. Getting a non-Christian doctor, and certain Jewish doctors, to write a DNR order was almost impossible. I'm not well-versed in Judaism, but I believe there are two main camps - one which believes in the hereafter, and one which does not. In Bible times, they were the Pharisees and the Sadducees, with the Pharisees taking the "fair" view, and the Sadducees taking the "sad" view. If any of our porchsters are Jewish, please correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, death looks a lot different, much less frightening, to a family or a doctor who believe that the patient is on a journey to a better place. I've watched families put patients literally through torture, trying to evoke just one more breath at a time, and you have to understand how they feel. Hopelessness must be the worst state of mind anyone can experience.

Well, Joe will be here shortly, we have work to do in the front yard. Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69861: Oh, about the Google map thing - those pictures are a year old or older. That dead tree in the yard next door to me is long gone. Cut down, stump ground out, and grass growing over the site now. Strange thing about that yard - no one has ever been able to grow a tree there. The one in the picture is about the fourth one to occupy that site, and they've had them on the other side of the walkway as well. They never live more than three or four years, then they just sicken and die. Very odd. --Romeena

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69862:
Prayers for Matt!

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69863:
Prayers for Dale, and also for him to act like Somebody! (;

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69864:
Thanks for sharing AFD. Love stories like that.
On Christmas day 2005, I prayed the sinner's prayer with a lady who was my mom's roommate at the nursing home. She was of the Bahai faith and i had been in conversations with her for about a year, every day as i was visiting my mom. Well, on that Christmas day, she looked really bad, and over the years, i have been able to discern that "look" in residents, so i took her hand and said the prayer aloud. She mouthed a weak "thank you" and a tear fell from one eye.
I couldnt make it the next day, but when i came on te 27th, her bed was empty and i was told that she had passed Christmas night. I wonder now if someday i shall see her again.

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69865:
The sadducees are "sad, you see." (:

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69866: Yea I did Boo...will have to look aain but I think it was a small bar ...um..I will look again when I get to work..;)..afternoon all...hey Romeena..yea the pics are a little old but fun to travel...my house has a jet ski I have sold pic on there and an old camper I sold.hey NDC and Tom...well let me hit the shower....Maude?..maybe if we go to olive garden she will show up!.SPOT

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69867: Sometimes opportunity only knocks once

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69868: SPOT, there is actually a tin barn-like building right across the street and across the street, diagonally is a field. One the north side of the field is the biker bar...if you see it, you will probably see motorcycles parked in the lot!


January 30, 2009 - Msg 69869: Great poem, TOM. Thanks!


January 30, 2009 - Msg 69870: Lots of prayers needed on the porch, it seems. May God help those whose family and friends are ailing.

I'm off today, which was kind of a surprise, but a welcomed one. My off days will consist of Fridays and Saturdays, I guess because I come in on Sundays to get some things done that need to be done before Monday. My supervisor is letting me come in after church so I won't miss that at least.
And I like having Fridays off anyway, because no one is around and I can have a day of peace. :)

Boo, the Walken/SNL skit I was talking about was one in which he is playing a supposedly suave foreign-type guy, who is trying to sweet-talk a girl in his apartment. Well, I just suppose it is a girl because it is shot with just Walken talking into the camera, so it is like you are seeing it from the girls perspective.

Anyway, while he is trying to talk "romantically" with this girl, his glued on mustache started peeling off on one side of his face, and would flap as he talked, and it was one of the funniest things because they just kept rolling the camera and he played off of it.

They tried to recreate it on a later episode of SNL that Walken hosted - by purposely not gluing down the mustache properly - but they couldn't match the silliness and spontaneity of the first one.

Anyway, I have to go get my oil changed in the van. I would do it myself(usually do), but I don't feel like it. Too cold, and I am either coming down with a bug, or that smoke at work is affecting my throat more than I thought. It's not really all that sore, but scratchy.

Have a good day all!

-Sterling Holobyte

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69871: Hey everyone. It's been a busy day here but I wanted to stop in before the weekend and say howdy.

AFD: Prayers for your family.

BOO: Prayers for your friend. Y'know, you seem to have so many good friends. You sure are blessed.

STERLING: That skit was "The Continental." It was very funny.

REV: Welcome back!

Sure wish I could zoom in on your houses. Neat, but creepy at the same time. Maybe next year.

Thanks for all the prayers. It helps. It's just a very anxious time.

Have a great weekend. I'm in on Sunday so I'll chat with anyone around then. Are y'all gonna wear earrings?


January 30, 2009 - Msg 69872:
"We can always hide in the bushes and take them off."

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69873: Good afternoon, everyone. Joe and his helper just left, and now my front yard is neat, clean, pruned, mulched and looking good, just like the back. And I'm pooped. Gonna get a quick shower, then hit the bed for a couple of hours before going in to work this evening.

MDC, it wasn't Dale (my late husband) who needs the prayers, it's his brother Robert, but thanks for the prayers anyway. I'm sure the Lord knew for whom they were intended, and it's the thought that counts.

Be blessed, everyone. --Romeena

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69874: Yes, Me-They, I feel blessed. Our little church is a close-knit group and it seems like we have been hit with many trials in probably the past 2 years. I don't know if it is like this everywhere, but it Texas, church people are family. It's like you have your immediate family and your church family and both are very important to you.

Yes STerling, I remember that Walken skit now, thanks!


January 30, 2009 - Msg 69875: Tea I seen it Boo...Romeena dont work to hard..im here all night too..hey Sterling VICKS!..quick!..Rev you gona be home for awhile?..or hitting the road again?..Tom are yall gona get any snow?..they say we will Monday night...Possum are you booted up or need a boot?..hey auh2o,haxel,Thomas,MDC,ky girl..where is Local Lucy?..she aint far from me ..she better get ready for snow...I have to do my yard soon Romeena..straw and stuff..the barn is just taking up my time..I have about got it all wired for power...well I aint cooked in a while...supper menu: Southern fried Chicken,greenbeans,mac-n-cheese with the cheese a little burnt on top,corn on the cob,cream taters with good gravy,fried okra,Maude slaw (if we can find her)cornbread..Boo Tea...Asa you go by and pick up the girls..and drive slow!.SPOT

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69876: SPOT It ben snowing all week here.
I will send it all to you .

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69877:
God bless ya all!
have a great weekend.

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69878: Hey Y'all- Just kinda skimmed and I see there are lots of prayer requests.You all have mine.Please keep my cousin Kim in your prayers.She has uterine cancer-had surgery & will need radiation & chemo-it may be in nearby lymph glands. She is 3 months older than me,we are like the cousins from that old Patty Duke show-look a lot alike.Spent lots of our childhood together.Hard for me to look in mirror sometimes & think of what she's going through.

Computer booted up on 2nd try.Something's sure not right.Getting the Norton antivirus software this weekend.Hopefully,that will get things right.
Gotta go-tired. Good to see Rev back in Mayberry! Love to all and my prayers are going up.

January 30, 2009 - Msg 69879: Prayers for your cousin, Possum. God can sustain her with His great grace.

I wanted to let you know that Jubi went in for more chemo yesterday. Her counts were finally high enough. Actually, she was in kid's church Wed. night and was doing cartwheels. Anyway, her mom says that she has been doing fine through the treatment and has only had a couple of short bouts of some nausea, not much and is tired, but overall, doing very well.

I also have a postitive report on my friend Matt. He is more stable today and they are going to begin weaning him off the respirator. His pressure is staying stable and they were able to use a bronchoscope to take a look into his lungs today and obtain some cultures, that way in a few days they will know exactly what "bug" they are dealing with and will know how best to treat it with antibiotics. Thank you for your prayers on his behalf...God is answering.

Watched some TAGS on TV tonight and enjoyed it. Erin said, "I don't like those colorful episodes. Barney is barely in 'em and they aren't very funny'. Even a seven year old can discern the difference!

Big day tomorrow...we are moving my MIL into her own apartment. This morning while I was visiting my sister, she asked me if MIL was moving out tomorrow and I kind of spontaneously broke out in song.."The sun will come out, tomorrow..bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, ther'll be sun...! Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow. Your only a day away!". I feel like I am about to be let out on parole...well, I am exagerrating, but it will be nice to be "just us" again. This apartment is too small for 5 people and MIL's widescreen TV and I feel like I have NO privacy. She sits in her green recliner about 2 feet from my bedroom door ALL the time. She admitted to trying to hear what Bruce and I were saying to each other in our bedroom. I couldn't believe the lack of manners while living in someone's home and there were many other things like that to deal with. Well, it's almost over! :) :) :)

Better go...